The family of slain Lumad youth Obello Bay-ao is appealing to the Department of Justice to investigate the case of his murder.
Month: November 2017
Conference on impunity warns of looming one-man rule
The Philippines already has one of the highest levels of impunity and yet the situation could still get worse.
No place for human rights
Human rights defenders are understandably disappointed with the Nov. 13-14 31st ASEAN Summit. Not only were human rights the least of the concerns of the leaders of the member-countries of the Association, it also seemed as if they had come to the Philippines with a pre-arranged agreement to steer clear of any mention of it.…
President Duterte is gaming the GRP-NDFP peace talks
Today up to Nov. 27, the fifth round of formal negotiations in the GRP-NDFP peace talks had been scheduled to take place in Oslo, Norway. The two sides had been all set to tackle a three-point agenda hammered out in a series of discreet back-channel discussions in September and October. And by December, agreements on…
Why Lumad children persist in fight for right to education
Lumad students and their teachers are still camped out at the Department of Education central office in Pasig City.
‘Unwilling to talk peace’| Duterte threatens CPP with terrorist tag, ‘legal fronts’ with conspiracy
The Duterte administration intends to use, for the first time, the anti-terror law of the Philippines, the Human Security Act.
Which is worse: fake news or irresponsible journalism?
Tiglao is what he has been accusing people of: a liar and a propagandist.
Peace advocates lament cancellation of peace talks
“The quest for just peace is a complicated process that requires perseverance amidst difficulties, wisdom in handling disagreements and a sincerity to bring about significant reforms as the people demand.”
Conditions that led to Ampatuan massacre still present
Five journalists have been gunned down under the Duterte administration, bringing to 178 the total of media killings since 1986, the restoration of democratic institutions.
Police disperse urban poor protesters in NHA
“We wanted to know why up to now, thousands of housing units are still idle.”
World Fisheries Day: On calm seas, the fishers rage
Progressive fishers decried what they called “fascism in the sea.”